The City Elections are fast approaching. If you are interested in running for City Office you can get the Nomination Petitions from the City Clerks, Auditor's Office or click on this link to the Secretary of State website. Make sure the top portion of the Nomination Petition is completed before gathering signatures. A minimum of 25 signatures for the City of Independence is needed and a minimum of 10 signatures for All Other Cities; you'll want to get more than the minimum. Your Nomination Petition & Affidavit of Candidacy will need to be turned into the Buchanan County Auditor's Office, 210 5th Ave NE, Independence, IA no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 21, 2017.
Buchanan County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Cindy Gosse has announced that absentee ballots for the School Elections on September 12, 2017, will be available to be voted on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Due to the historical low voter turnout for School Elections the precincts in the East Buchanan and Independence School Districts will be consolidated. For the Official Results of the School Election click here.
Buchanan County is accepting letters of interest for a Cono Township Trustee and Township Clerk. If you are interested in serving as either a trustee or clerk you must submit a letter of interest on an 8.5x11 sheet of paper to the County Auditor, Courthouse, 210 5th Ave. NE, PO Box 317, Independence, IA 50644 no later than September 5, 2017.